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The Statue of Peace: a young girl that sits on a bench outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

Comfort Women: Japan & South Korea’s simmering flashpoint

20 February 2018

The historical issue of “comfort women” is still a simmering source of tension between Japan and South Korea. Dr Lauren Richardson, the new Director of Studies at the Asia-Pacific College of...

Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull January 2018 (Photo: Shinzo Abe/Twitter)

Australia-Japan defence deal: Noteworthy, not newsworthy

23 January 2018

Pity the news subeditor in summertime Australia. It’s January, the days are languid, and even the Trump administration can’t fill the entire World News section. Unsurprisingly, then, some headlines...

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

15 June 2016

Strategic partnerships are becoming central to the management of international security in the Asia-Pacific region. All the major powers and many of the minor ones have entered into multiple...

The morning after: Australia, Japan, and the submarine deal that wasn't

The morning after: Australia, Japan, and the submarine deal that wasn't

8 June 2016

Barely had the visiting Japanese submarine, JS Hakuryu, departed Sydney Harbour on 26 April than Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced to the media that Australia’s future submarines...

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